Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce selects finalists for awards


The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce has selected the finalists for the 2020 Business of the Year Awards.

This year’s winners will be announced in a new format during a televised special to be aired on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 7-8 p.m. on CBS-Utica.

Awards will be presented to winners in five separate categories. The categories include: For-Profit Business with Over 50 Employees; For-Profit Business with 50 Employees or Fewer; Not-For-Profit with Over 50 Employees; Not-For-Profit with 50 Employees or Fewer; and Catalyst Rising Business. Finalists were evaluated and selected based on the following criteria:

• Staying power — Response to challenges, product/service innovation, and growth within their industry;

• Commitment to the Mohawk Valley Region – Longevity, community involvement, public service, and business leadership; and

• Involvement in the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce. 

The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce announced the following finalists for the 2020 Business of the Year Awards:

For-profit business, under 50 employees:

GreenScapes Garden Center & Landscape Co.

Empowered Pathways, Inc.

M.A. Polce Consulting Inc.

Not-for-profit business under 50 employees:

Oneida County History Center


YWCA Mohawk Valley

For-profit business over 50 employees:

Casa Imports

Northland Communications

Standard Insulating Co.

Not-for-profit business with over 50 employees:

Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.

The House of the Good Shepherd

Utica College

Catalyst-rising business

Climb Chiropractic Sports Health

Ramon’s Bakery

Upstate Empire Fitness

This year’s event is presented by Staffworks. Sponsorship packages are available and can be found on the chamber’s website 


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